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CMA® (Certified Management Accountant)

 Benefits of Earning the CMA

Global Recognition

The CMA is respected in over 150 countries with over 100,000 certifications earned globally.

Career Advancement

A CMA certification helps accounting and finance professionals rise higher inside companies and organizations.

Earn More

CMAs earn significantly higher annual compensation on average compared to non-CMAs.

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*IMA 2023 Global Salary Survey

The CMA: Two Exam Parts Covering 12 Competencies

CMA Part 1: Financial Planning, Performance, and Analytics

15% External Financial Reporting Decisions
20% Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting
20% Performance Management
15% Cost Management
15% Internal Controls
15% Technology and Analytics

CMA Part 2: Strategic Financial Management

20% Financial Statement Analysis
20% Corporate Finance
25% Business Decision Analysis
10% Enterprise Risk Management
10% Capital Investment Decisions
15% Professional Ethics

CMA Program Enrollment

Earning your certification validates your mastery of a comprehensive body of knowledge in accounting and financial management. Passing these rigorous exams is a prestigious accomplishment.

CMA Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common questions about the CMA program.